noun Date: 1519 1. an ornamental garment worn under a doublet 2. chiefly British vest 2a • waistcoated adjective

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  • Waistcoat — Waist coat, n. (a) A short, sleeveless coat or garment for men, worn under the coat, extending no lower than the hips, and covering the waist; a vest. (b) A garment occasionally worn by women as a part of fashionable costume. [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • waistcoat — (n.) 1510s, from WAIST (Cf. waist) + COAT (Cf. coat) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • waistcoat — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a close fitting waist length garment with no sleeves or collar and buttoning down the front …   English terms dictionary

  • waistcoat — [wes′kət, wāst′kōt΄] n. 1. Brit. a) VEST (n. 1a) b) a similar garment worn by women 2. a somewhat longer, heavily ornamented sleeveless jacket formerly worn under a doublet waistcoated adj …   English World dictionary

  • Waistcoat — A waistcoat (sometimes called a wescot [Annals of Iowa, Volume 6 January, 1904 No. 4 [http://iagenweb.org/history/annals/jan1904.htm] Accessed 31 Jan 2008.] , vest or a vestee in Canada and the US) is a sleeveless upper body garment worn over a… …   Wikipedia

  • waistcoat — UK [ˈweɪs(t)ˌkəʊt] / US [ˈweɪs(t)ˌkoʊt] / US [ˈwes(t)kɪt] noun [countable] Word forms waistcoat : singular waistcoat plural waistcoats British a piece of clothing without sleeves that is usually worn over a shirt …   English dictionary

  • waistcoat — noun (BrE) ⇨ See also ↑vest ADJECTIVE ▪ embroidered ▪ leather, satin, velvet, etc. WAISTCOAT + NOUN ▪ pocket …   Collocations dictionary

  • waistcoat — [[t]we͟ɪstkoʊt, we̱skət[/t]] waistcoats N COUNT A waistcoat is a sleeveless piece of clothing with buttons which people usually wear over a shirt. [BRIT] (in AM, use vest) …   English dictionary

  • waistcoat — waistcoated, adj. /wes keuht, wayst koht /, n. 1. Chiefly Brit. vest (def. 1). 2. an 18th century garment for women that is similar to a man s vest, usually worn with a riding habit. 3. a man s body garment, often quilted and embroidered and… …   Universalium

  • waistcoat — noun /ˈweɪskəʊt,ˈwɛskət/ A sleeveless, collarless garment worn over a shirt and under a suit jacket. Syn: vest …   Wiktionary

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